Canton congressional hopeful's fundraising outstripping rivals
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:53 pm

Tedra Cobb’s campaign for Congress says its fundraising is outpacing her opponents in the runup to the June 26 democratic primary.

Cobb reported raising $69,593.57 for the period from April 1 until June 6. Despite spending heavily on communication with voters, Cobb maintained nearly $125,000 cash on hand as of last week, which the campaign news release said is more than double any of the other four candidates in the field.

The Canton Democrat is in a race with Emily Martz of Saranac Lake, Katie Wilson of Keene, Patrick Nelson of Stillwater, and Dylan Ratigan of Saranac Lake to decide who will represent the party against two-term incumbent Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

The campaign also pointed out that, in total, Democrats had raised $1,080,670.72 for the primary. “Cong. Stefanik should be worried,” said Campaign Manager Mike Szustak. “If most of the major donors and groups are waiting for a winner and Democrats can still pull together over $1m? That’s a show of force.”

Cobb weighed in, saying “With all the fundraising totals released, it goes to the field. We’ve focused on this from the start, and I’m confident this group of volunteers who have done so much will get our campaign across the finish line.” But Cobb also expressed caution: “Nothing is over until it’s over. We have to work until 9 PM on June 26th to make this happen. I promise you, I won’t stop until then.”